from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The wife or widow of a grand duke.
  • noun A woman who is the sovereign of a grand duchy.
  • noun The daughter or granddaughter of a czar in the male line.
  • noun Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The wife or widow of a grand duke.
  • noun incorrectly sometimes applied to render a grand prince's female spouse
  • noun A daughter or granddaughter of a sovereign (czar or later emperor) of the Russian Empire or a pretender to the throne thereof.

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  • noun the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right


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